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The King of Queens (TV Series 1998–2007) Poster

(1998–2007)

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Kevin James has portrayed his King of Queens character, Doug Heffernan, in episodes of three other CBS sitcoms: Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), Becker (1998), and Cosby (1996).
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Kevin James' wife Steffiana De La Cruz, appears in four episodes and plays four different characters over the nine year run of the show.
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Doug's cousin, Danny, is Kevin James' brother in real-life.
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Megan Mullally almost wound up in the role of Carrie. But she changed her mind and accepted a part on Will & Grace (1998).
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This was the last American live action sitcom to have premiered in the 1990s to end its run.
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All of the exterior shots of the Heffernan house are stock footage originally filmed for Sibs (1991). The house is located at 519 Longview Avenue, Cliffside Park, New Jersey.
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Angelo Pagán, who is married to Leah Remini, guest starred on the show six times as five different characters over the nine season run.
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Spence's mother, Anne Meara was Jerry Stiller's wife and mother of Ben Stiller. This is why Jerry Stiller is seen repeatedly flirting with her throughout the series.
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Kevin James and Leah Remini are the only two cast members that appear in every episode.
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Doug's parents' first names are Janet and Joe. In real-life, Kevin James' parents' first names are also Janet and Joe.
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After season one, Carrie's sister Sara is never mentioned again.
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In season four, episode twenty-five, "Shrink Wrap", Ben Stiller guest-starred as his real-life father's father.
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Nicole Sullivan, best known as Holly "the dog walker" played another character when Carrie was briefly pregnant. (Episode Pregnant Pause) She tried to sell Carrie a changing table at a baby store.
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Lou Ferrigno and his wife Carla played themselves on the show.
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In the episode where Arthur gives the lady in the coffee shop advice, the woman is Jerry Stiller's daughter in real-life.
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Co-Executive Producer Michael J. Weithorn often sneaks his name onto the set. In one episode, Arthur attempts to sell the "Arthur's head screwdriver" to Weithorn Hardware and in another, Doug's dentist office is in the Weithorn Medical Center.
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When Doug experiences a shock or pain, he occasionally blurts out "Yuspa!" This is the last name of co-Executive Producer Cathy Yuspa.
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Leah Remini's visible weight gain was a result of her pregnancy.
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Doug and Carrie have pictures of children on their refrigerator, and have no idea who they are.
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The rocket-pack that Doug wore in season six, episode twelve, "Dougie Houser" is the same rocket-pack which appeared in The Rocketeer (1991).
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Doug was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Arthur was about forty-four-years-old when Carrie was born.
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Many of the voice-overs heard throughout the series were recorded by Nick Bakay, one of the show's Producers. Bakay also appears as a few different characters including Father McDaniel.
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Though Anne Meara had a guest appearance in season one as a flirting partner of Arthur's, she played Spencer's mom in later seasons replacing Grace Zabriskie who played Spencer's mom in season one.
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Spence's (Patton Oswalt's) dog, Allan, was actually his dog in real-life as well. Also named Allan.
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Several 1980s rock stars played themselves on the show, including Eddie Money and Huey Lewis.
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The outside shots of the house don't match the interior of the house. The door is on the right on the outside shots. It's in the middle on the inside shots.
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Arthur (Jerry Stiller) is seen wearing a wedding ring throughout the entire run of the series even though his character is not married. That's because he's a widower on the show. In real-life, he was married to Anne Meara (who played Olchin's mom on the show) for fifty-two years until her death in 2015.
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The ninth season is only twelve episodes long, while all the other seasons lasted for about twenty-two episodes.
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Victor Raider-Wexler has twice played the role of Carrie's boss. First as Mr. Kaplan in seasons one through six, and later as Mr. Kaufman in season nine.
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Shea Joelle (Kevin James' daughter), Leah Remini, and her daughter Sofia Bella all have birthdays back-to-back-to-back: June 14th (Shea), June 15th (Leah), and June 16th (Sofia).
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Doug's birthday is February 9, 1965.
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In several episodes, famous video game icon, Sonic the Hedgehog can be seen on an arcade machine inside Cooper's bar, a setting frequently used on the show.
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'The King of Queens' is the only television show to feature appearances by all four members of the Stiller family: Jerry Stiller, his wife Anne Meara, his daughter Amy, and his son Ben. The movie "Zoolander" (2001) also featured appearances by all four members of the Stiller family.
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Larry Romano left the show to work on Kristin (2001).
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In the show's opening, when Doug and Carrie are shown being playful in the grass in front of the Unisphere fountain in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Arthur can be seen strolling past in the background.
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Lou Ferrigno and his on-screen wife, Carla Ferrigno, are married in real-life. They married on May 3, 1980, and have three children together.
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There are pictures on the fridge of Don Geronimo and Mike O'Meara from the nationally syndicated radio show "The Don and Mike Show". The Reference to them not knowing who they were was an inside joke. They also guest appeared in season two, episode ten, "Roamin' Holiday".
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Arthur's full name is Arthur Eugene Spooner.
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Doug proposed to Carrie at a New York Jets game.
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In this show, Anne Meara played the recurring role of a woman named Veronica. This was also the first name of the character she previously played on Archie Bunker's Place (1979).
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Doug's favorite beer is Miller High Life. He is even shown in a picture during season five, episode four, "Kirbed Enthusiasm" drinking one and giving a thumbs up.
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Doug's pin number is the same as their house number, 3121.
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Doug's middle name is Steven, Deacon's middle name is John.
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Lou Ferrigno also played himself in I Love You, Man (2009), The Grindhouse Radio: GHR: Alan Robert - Life of Agony (2018), three episodes of Con Man (2015), and The Fall Guy (1981) season four, episode twelve, "The Winner".
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Doug's favorite number is five.
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Richie's (Larry Romano's) nickname for Doug is Moose.
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Arthur wrote an unproduced script with the title "Reconsidering Sandy".
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In season one, Carrie (Leah Remini), Doug (Kevin James), Deacon (Victor Williams), Richie (Larry Romano), and Spence (Patton Oswalt) are members of the "Brother's Pizzaria" softball team.
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